Hubert Selby Jr.

1928 - 2004

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Hubert "Cubby" Selby Jr. (July 23, 1928 – April 26, 2004) was an American writer. His best-known novels are Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream (1978), exploring worlds in the New York area. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hubert Selby Jr. has received more than 342,620 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Hubert Selby Jr. is the 2,707th most popular writer (up from 2,945th in 2019), the 3,472nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,624th in 2019) and the 310th most popular American Writer.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.81

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  • 3.22

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Among writers, Hubert Selby Jr. ranks 2,707 out of 5,794Before him are Nathan Birnbaum, Christopher Robin Milne, E. Nesbit, Lucius Cornelius Sisenna, Arthur Cravan, and Yu Kil-chun. After him are Mahmoud Shabestari, Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, Remigius of Auxerre, José Martínez Ruiz, Joseph D. Pistone, and Thor Vilhjálmsson.

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Among people born in 1928, Hubert Selby Jr. ranks 224Before him are Mohammad Beheshti, Jörg Demus, Lennart Carleson, Marion Ross, Eric Dolphy, and Jack Tramiel. After him are Joss Ackland, Robert M. Pirsig, Paul Arizin, Pete Rademacher, Sohrab Sepehri, and Ara Güler. Among people deceased in 2004, Hubert Selby Jr. ranks 114Before him are Joe Viterelli, Jozef Lenárt, Walter Frentz, Paul Winfield, P. V. Narasimha Rao, and Naomi Shemer. After him are Juan Zambudio Velasco, Thomas Gold, Tiziano Terzani, Helmut Griem, Jacques Georges, and Ryszard Kukliński.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hubert Selby Jr. ranks 3,472 out of 15,968Before him are Carl Panzram (1892), Tyne Daly (1946), Ray Brown (1926), Edward Furlong (1977), Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884), and John Lasseter (1957). After him are Justin Theroux (1971), James Rothman (1950), Al Green (1946), Joseph D. Pistone (1939), Earl Warren (1891), and Keith Carradine (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Hubert Selby Jr. ranks 310Before him are Paul Gallico (1897), Neil Simon (1927), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Annie Proulx (1935), Lois Lowry (1937), and Gregory Corso (1930). After him are Joseph D. Pistone (1939), William L. Shirer (1904), Robert M. Pirsig (1928), L. Sprague de Camp (1907), Richard Yates (1926), and Elbert Hubbard (1856).